Hands-On Mac

Jul 24th 2020

Hands-On Mac 19

Make Free iPhone Ringtones

Hosted by Leo Laporte
How to Make Ringtones With Mac
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Category: Help & How To

Sick of paying for Ringtones? You can make any song a ringtone for free on your Mac! Here's how:

Open Apple Music, or iTunes on older Macs.

  1. Open Music -> Preferences click Files, click Import Settings and choose AAC Encoder, High-Quality 128k
  2. Select a track to use as the source.
  3. On the Get Info > Options tab set start and stop times to 40 seconds or less
  4. Use File > Convert > Create AAC version.
  5. Right-click on the new copy and click Show in Windows Explorer or Finder.
  6. Change the file extension from .m4a to .m4r. (You may need to adjust folder options to see the extensions.)
  7. Now connect your phone and drag the m4r file to it.

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